Real Scotch Eggs


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Appears in

Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

Two Fat Ladies

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

  • About

This is a very different object to those revolting things to be found in pubs and on supermarket shelves.


  • 10 eggs (size 1 or 2)
  • 225 g/8 oz cooked ham


Beat 2 of the eggs in a shallow bowl. Put the other 8 eggs into a saucepan of cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Plunge into cold water and peel. This method should produce a slightly softer yolk than rock hard, which I think is nicer.

Process, mince or fine